Physics Department is part of Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) of Brawijaya University that starts as a physics laboratory in the engineering faculty which was established in the year of 1978. The laboratory serves as a supporting facility that support another science based faculty inside the institution (Brawijaya University) such as engineering, agriculture, animal husbandry and medical faculty. The laboratory equipment has undergone the ever increasing amount of quality and quantity as a part of the colaboration with Nederland-NUFFIC, Australia-IDP and Germany-GTZ. In respect with the early establishment of Natural Science and Mathematic program in the 1987 according to the Rector’s decree of the Brawijaya University no. 070/SK/1987, the physics laboratory transformed into Physics Study Program and started to accept student to study in Bachelor Degree (S1). Two years later, in the year of 1989, according to the decree of Ditjen Dikti No. 21/DIKTI/KEP/1989, science and mathematic program transformed into Faculty of Mathematic and science. in the end physics course fully transformed into Physics Department in october, 21st 1993.

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Under the resolution of ministry of culture and education no. 0371/10/1993. Thus, the Physics Department, along with the other Departments in Faculty of Mathematic and Natural Science is a relatively young compared with the other faculty. But even then, the Physics Department continue to develop in a quick pace as well as adapting itself along with the currently developing academic in term of science and technology, nationally as well as internationally. in the effort to support Brawijaya university’s mission, Physics Department will contribute in the development of applied science specifically the medical and environment.

Along with the development of Physics Department, it acompanied the by the emergence of several groups of course of interest, among others is Geophysics, Biophysics, Instrumentation and Measurements, Material Physics as well as Computional and Modelling Physics. Those course of interests will become the root that supports the Physics department on the effort to achieve its goal, specifically in the medical and environtment.

As part of the increase in the human resource, the increase in the laboratory equipment, as well as high demand of Physics Department in the society, the Master of Physics study program was then established in 2009. Two years later, at 2011, 2 course of interest in the Physics Department developed into two new study program for Bachelor, the Bachelor of Geophysics and Bachelor of Instrumentation Study Program.

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Thus, the Physics Department today manages 4 study programme, which consist of Bachelor of Physics (covers Biophysics, Material Physics and Computational and modelling physics course of interest), Bachelor Instrumentation, and Master of Physics. The development of the Physics Department is also driven by the acomplishment of the deparment to attain the development fund via several prestigious grants, among others is TPSDP(Technological and Professional Skill Development Program) grants for four years/ periode of 2003-2006 as well as PHKI-B(Program Hibah Kompetisi berbasis Institusi tipe B) for four years/ periode of 2011-2013.Jurusan Fisika, Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam (FMIPA), Universitas Brawijaya (UB) bermula dari Laboratorium Fisika di Fakultas Teknik yang didirikan pada tahun 1979. Laboratorium tersebut  berfungsi sebagai laboratorium layanan untuk Fakultas-fakultas eksakta yang ada di Universitas Brawijaya, yang saat itu meliputi Fakultas Teknik, Fakultas Pertanian, Fakultas Peternakan, dan Fakultas Kedokteran. Peralatan laboratorium juga semakin lengkap sebagai hasil kerja sama dengan NUFFIC-Belanda, IDP-Australia, dan GTZ-Jerman. Sehubungan dengan terbentuknya Program MIPA pada tahun 1987 berdasarkan SK Rektor UB no 070/SK/ 1987, Laboratorium Fisika berubah menjadi Program Studi (PS) Fisika dan menerima mahasiswa S-1 untuk angkatan pertama. Dua tahun berikutnya, yakni tahun 1989, melalui SK Ditjen Dikti No. 21/DIKTI/KEP/1989, Program MIPA berubah menjadi Fakultas MIPA. Pada akhirnya PS Fisika berubah menjadi Jurusan Fisika keputusan Menteri Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan No. 0371/10/1993 pada tanggal 21 Oktober 1993.

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Mahasiswa-mahasiswa angkatan Pertama Fisika UB

Dengan demikian,  Jurusan Fisika bersama-sama dengan Jurusan lainnya di lingkungan Fakultas MIPA adalah jurusan yang berusia relatif muda. Walupun demikian Jurusan Fisika berkembang dengan pesat menyesuaikan diri dalam pengembangan akademik di bidang sains dan teknologi baik di tingkat nasional maupun internasional. Dalam mendukung misi Universitas Brawijaya, Jurusan Fisika akan memberikan kontribusi kepada pengembangan ilmu-ilmu terapan terutama di bidang medis dan lingkungan.

Dalam perkembangan Jurusan Fisika diwarnai dengan munculnya berbagai kelompok bidang minat (KBM), antara lain KBM Geofisika, KBM Biofisika, KBM Instrumentasi dan Pengukuran, KBM Fisika Bahan (material) serta KBM Fisika Komputasi & Pemodelan. KBM tersebut akan menjadi akar yang menunjang kehidupan Jurusan Fisika dalam mencapai misinya terutama dalam bidang medis dan lingkungan.

Seiring dengan meningkatnya sumber daya manusia, semakin lengkapnya prasarana laboratorium, serta tingginya kebutuhan masyarakat akan Jurusan Fisika, maka pada tahun 2009 Jurusan Fisika membuka PS S2 Fisika. Dua tahun kemudian, yakni tahun 2011, 2 KBM yang ada di Jurusan Fisika berkembang menjadi 2 PS baru untuk S1, yaitu PS S1 Geofisika dan PS S1 Instrumentasi. Dengan demikian, saat ini Jurusan Fisika mengelola 4 PS, yaitu PS S1 Fisika (meliputi KBM Biofisika, KBM Fisika Bahan, dan KBM Fisika Komputasi & Pemodelan), PS S1 Instrumentasi ,  PS S1 Geofisika, dan PS S2 Fisika.

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Perkembangan Jurusan Fisika juga dipacu oleh keberhasilan Jurusan Fisika dalam memperoleh dana pengembangan melalui berbagai hibah bergengsi, antara lain Hibah TPSDP (Technological and Professional Skill Development Program) selama 4 tahun atau periode 2003-2006 serta PHKI-B (Program Hibah Kompetisi berbasis Institusi tipe B) selama 3 tahun atau periode 2011-2013.